Here’s the thing. I’m glad you’re walking. I need to do more of it. Kudos to you.
However, just remember that you are not invisible on the sidewalks. I can see you. So when you get into the crosswalk – especially against the light – do not, and I repeat, DO NOT slow-the-fuck-down!
I can see the pace you were walking on the sidewalk. I know that once your feet stepped into the marked lane on the road, crossing in front of my car, that you are now going considerably slower than you were on the sidewalk. I CAN TELL!
Also, do not stop in the middle of the crosswalk to check your phone and send a text message. This one was so stupid that I can’t even get that angry about it. I’m 100% sure that anyone who does this is going to get run over at some point. It’s bound to happen.
I don’t understand why this is a thing and I see it all the time. Well, not the stopping in the middle to text, that was a particular idiot. When I step out into the crosswalk, I hike my ass across the street because, let’s face it, I don’t actually trust that you aren’t going to run me down. Either by accident or on purpose. I don’t know what your day has been like.
Here’s my piece of advice. Don’t slow down your pace to a crawl because you don’t know what the driver’s day has been like. You might be the last straw.
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